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Dr. Shiana Montanari

Clarinet, Saxophone, Flute

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Biography

Dr. Shiana Montanari is a clarinetist and woodwind private instructor based in Grand County, CO. She performs actively with Hijinx Clarinet Quartet, ppp Trio, and Laissez-Pair. She currently serves on the board of Grand Concerts, a nonprofit organization that brings world-class musicians to Grand County.

Dr. Montanari's solo career includes Guest Artist performances with Creighton University, the Southwest Civic Winds, Wartburg College, and San Juan College. As a chamber musician, she has performed at International Clarinet Association ClarinetFests, NACWPI National Conferences, CMS Regional Conferences, the American Single Reed Summit, and Texas A&M's Clarinet Colloquium.​ She completed performance and master class tours of Midwestern and Southern states in 2017 and 2019 with Hijinx Clarinet Quartet and Ligeti Split! Wind Quintet, respectively.

Upcoming projects include a commission and recording project with Hijinx Clarinet Quartet.

Dr. Montanari earned her DMA and MM degrees in Clarinet from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her BA degree in Clarinet Performance from Fort Lewis College. Her teachers include Dr. Diane Barger, Dr. Joshua Mietz, and Dr. Mark Walters on clarinet; Dr. Paul Haar and Dr. Doug Owens on saxophone; and Dr. Tammy Tanner and Allie Movesian on flute.

She is a member of the International Clarinet Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, National Flute Association, College Music Society, National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors, and Sigma Alpha Iota.

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